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June 28, 1914

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Presidential Proclamation 1364 of April 6, 1917, by President Woodrow Wilson, declaring war against Germany
"Joint Resolution Declaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial German Government and the Government and the people of the United States and making provision to prosecute the same."



If such a deplorable situation should arise, the Imperial German Government can readily appreciate that the Government of the United States would be constrained to hold the Imperial Government of Germany to a strict accountability for such acts of their naval authorities, and to take any steps it might be necessary to take to safeguard American lives and property and to secure to American citizens the full enjoyment of their acknowledged rights on the high seas.

May 7, 1915: Lusitania sunk by German
June 28, 1914
Telegram about Assassination of the Archduke


World War I Timeline
March 1, 1915:
American citizen dies in sinking of first passenger ship, the British liner Falaba
November 9, 1916:
Woodrow Wilson wins reelection under the slogan "He kept us out of war."

Outbreak of World War I; German declaration of war on Russia


August 1,1914
Great Britain Declares War on Germany,
August 4,1914

The United States must be neutral in fact, as well as in name, during these days that are to try men's souls. We must be impartial in thought, as well as action, must put a curb upon our sentiments, as well as upon every transaction that might be construed as a preference of one party to the struggle before another.

August 19, 1914
President Wilson's Declaration of Neutrality

February 10, 1915: President Wilson's First Warning to the Germans
Public outrage over the loss of civilian life hastened the United States entry into World War I. Although the cargo list of the Lusitania stated that she carried approximately 170 tons of munitions and war material, this fact was not revealed to the U.S. public at the time.

Germany officially breaks her promise and announces resumption of unrestricted U-boat warfare.
January 31, 1917
By:Jose Victor Sabadin
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